Ditmas – Official Video
Shot on location in the beautiful countryside surrounding Kiev by director Alex Southam, the band are very pleased and proud to present their new video for Ditmas.
Alex explains more:
“Whilst recently filming in Ukraine, I started doing some research and learning about Ukrainian Cossacks – their heritage, history, and associated spiritualism. I was surprised to learn that there is a small but ardent population who keep the traditions going.
“The narrative for Ditmas came about whilst discussing another idea for the band, when the suggestion of a cossacks were mooted. Cossacks are synonymous with incredible horesemanship, so it felt like a natural fit. Our character (Evgeniy) in the video has grown up within a cossack community.
“The video was shot in the stunning countryside surrounding Kiev which was something to behold. I spent a long time discussing our narrative and approach with Evgeniy, breaking down our narrative beat, as well as I could given the language barrier. Whilst the shoot was pretty brutal and unforgiving – particularly for our hero – we captured something really special.”
Ditmas (or Ditmas Park) is a neighbourhood in Brooklyn and the location of Aaron Dessner’s studio where Mumford & Sons wrote and demo’d much of Wilder Mind.
See you next week Aviemore!
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